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The Saturdays are a girl group formed in Britain in 2008, comprising Frankie Sandford, Mollie King, Una Healy, Rochelle Wiseman and Vanessa White. They made their recording debut in 2008 under the record label Fascination Records, a sub-division of Polydor Records. Their debut album, Chasing Lights, produced four top 10 singles on the UK Singles Chart and two top 10 singles on the Irish Singles Chart. The final single "Work" peaked at number 22. The band embarked on their first headlining UK tour, The Work Tour, in June 2009.

The band released their new single "Forever Is Over" on 5 October 2009 which debuted at number #2, being the first single lifted from their new album, Wordshaker, released on 12 October. The album peaked at #9 on the UK Albums Chart, dropping to #40 a week later. Their best selling and most popular song is "Up"

History

2007-2009: Chasing Lights

The Saturdays are signed to Fascination Records, a sub-label of Polydor Records. Their album, Chasing Lights, was recorded during May and June 2008 with input from multiple producers and writers, including Ina Wroldsen and Alex Cartana. The group supported Girls Aloud on their Tangled Up Tour before the release of their first single, "If This Is Love". The single was released in July 2008 and peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart.

The second single, "Up", was released in October 2008 and peaked at number 5. Also in October, the album Chasing Lights was released to generally mixed reviews. The album peaked at number 9 on the UK Albums Chart. The third single, "Issues", was released in January 2009 and reached number four.

As well as supporting Girls Aloud, The Saturdays also supported The Jonas Brothers at their Hammersmith Apollo gig on 11 September. They also played at Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball at the The O2 Arenamarker in December. On 5 November they performed at Perez Hilton's One Night In Liverpool, and played at Cardiff's Gay Pride event. On the Christmas 2008 special of British Nickelodeon show Ross Lee's Ghoulies, The Saturdays made a special appearance.They also guest starred in Hollyoaks Later on 18 September 2008 and on a 10-minute BBC show, Myths. In December 2008 The Saturdays performed in Barnsleymarker and Hullmarker, as part of their Christmas lights switch on.

Early in 2009, the group produced a "Debute Singles" chart show for 4Music.

In January, the group released their fourth single, a cover of the Depeche Mode song "Just Can't Get Enough" as one of the official Comic Relief 2009 singles, released on digital sales, 1 March, and on physical sales, 2 March. On 8 March 2009, the single peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, just behind Flo Rida's single Right Round, making this the first Comic Relief single not to reach number one since 1994. However, this is their highest charting single. The song also was the girl's third consecutive top twenty hit in Ireland, breaking into the top ten at number 9 in its second week of release, giving them their first top ten single and their first top ten appearance in a foreign music market.

The group have also confirmed that they will be doing their own tour in 2009 - "The Work Tour", which will coincide with the release of their fifth single, "Work". The single ended up peaking in the UK outside of the top twenty at #22, making "Work" the band's lowest charting single.

2009-present: Wordshaker

The group released their second album Wordshaker on 12 October with the first single, "Forever Is Over". The video for "Forever Is Over" was leaked onto YouTube on 22 August 2009. It entered the UK Singles Chart at number 2 on Sunday 11 October and number 9 (their highest debut) in the Irish charts on Friday 9 October; it was also their first song to chart in Australia, peaking at number 83 . It was confirmed that the second single will be "Ego", which is expected to be released on 4 January 2010, this was stated by the girls at the Cheshire Oaks christmas lights switch on. The video was shot on Friday 23 October and premiered on Tuesday 17 November.

Discography

Studio albums



Tours

Headlining


As supporting act


Awards and nominations

Year Award-giving body Award Result
2008 Popjustice Readers Poll Best Single (Up) 5th place
Best Album 3rd place
Best Sleeve Artwork
Best New Act 2nd Place
Best Haircut (Frankie) 2nd place
Most Likely To Split In 2009 3rd place
Best Dance Routine (Up) 2nd place
Heat Awards Newcomer of the Year
2009 Glamour Magazine Woman Of The Year Awards Band Of The Year
MTV Europe Music Awards Best UK & Ireland New Act


References

  1. http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/the-saturdays-perform-silent-fart-on-ross-lees-ghoulies/
  2. BBC Radio 1 Singles Chart
  3. http://acharts.us/song/42129
  4. http://www.popjustice.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3311&Itemid=9


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